Surrogacy Laws in Georgia
Surrogacy laws in Georgia are quite straightforward- only married straight heterosexual couples are permitted to take part in a surrogacy agreement within the country. Besides, the intended mother has to submit the required medical documentation to confirm her incapability to conceive before opting for a surrogacy agreement.
Overviewing Surrogacy legislation in Georgia!
- Ovum and sperm donation, as well as surrogacy, have been legal in Georgia since 1997.
- A donor or surrogate mother has no parental rights over the child born, according to the law.
- According to Georgian legislation, the couple, not the surrogate mother, will be listed as the kid’s parents if the child is born through a surrogate mother.
- Even if an embryo is placed into the uterus of the surrogate mother from an egg or spermatozoon received from a donor rather than the infertile couple, the couple will be considered legal parents of the child.
- Within one day after the child’s birth, the birth certificate will be issued. In the birth certificate, the pair will be listed as parents.
- The birth certificate will not include the surrogate mother. The surrogate mother’s consent is not required for the infertile couple to be registered as parents.
In addition, the following documents will be necessary for the couple to be registered as parents: The Surrogacy Agreement, the IVF clinic’s certificate of embryo transfer into the surrogate mother’s uterus, and the maternity hospital’s certificate to confirm childbirth.
The birth certificate issuance procedure is straightforward and does not necessitate the hiring of a lawyer. After the child certificate is issued, the parents will be able to take their child back to their home country at any time.
The Georgian Surrogacy Laws can be found on the Parliament of Georgia’s website. The legislation is written in the Georgian Language. So, you can always speak to our professionals at Surrogacy Consultancy to gain more knowledge in the same regard.
What is Georgia’s “Health Protection Law”?
Extracorporeal fertilization (IVF) is permitted under Article 143 in the following case scenarios:
a) To treat infertility, as well as to reduce the danger of genetic disease transmission on the part of a wife or husband, by using sex cells or an embryo from the couple or a donor, if the couple’s written consent has been acquired.
b) If a woman does not have a uterus, the embryo formed as a result of fertilization is transferred and grown in the uterus of another woman (“surrogate mother”). The signed consent of the couple is required in this case.
When a child is born, the intended couples are deemed parents, with all the responsibilities and authority that entails. A donor or “surrogate mother” has no legal right to be recognized as the child’s biological parent.
On the other side, Article 144 of the same law suggests that Female and male sex cells, as well as an embryo frozen by the cryopreservation process, can be used for artificial fertilization. The time of conservation is set by established protocol, according to the couple’s wishes.
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